He is acknowledged as one of the great leading men of the past 30 years — but also as an outstanding character actor. But then, 25 years ago, Hanks starred in a movie that radically upended perceptions of who and what he was as an actor. That film was, of course, Philadelphia , in which year-old Hanks played a gay man wasting away from Aids. It was released in the US on 22 December and carried with it the ambitions of a group of Hollywood talents whose careers had converged at an unlikely time and place. The biggest impact was obviously on Hanks.
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However, there are two kinds of movies that delve into spirituality and religion — movies that are quite direct in talking about the good things about religion and then there are films that are subtle in their appreciation or criticism. Netflix has some great Christian films currently in their streaming catalog. Most of these films are uplifting and have great storylines. In this article, you will find movies for the whole family with important and powerful messages — from the recreation of biblical moments to movies about overcoming fears and helping those around you.
No matter its size or scope, blessed be the fruit of a box office smash. You can imagine that, on Easter Sunday, when the leader of the flock is up there [giving a] sermon, it might be about going to see [a movie like the upcoming Jim Caviezel film] Paul, Apostle of Christ. Still, the phenomenon of micro-budgeted, faith-based pictures disrupting the box office arena dominated by the major studios is a relatively new concept.